Kenneth Brownell was born and brought up in the United States where he received his BA from Harvard University. In 1976 he came to study for a doctorate at St. Andrews University in Scotland. After teaching in American schools and colleges in London he attended the London Theological Seminary and worked at Cholmeley Evangelical Church in North London. In 1989 he became the minister at East London Tabernacle. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities he teaches church history at the London Theological Seminary and chairs the Ministry Board of Pastoral Training International. He is also involved in the work of Christian Heritage London. Ken is married to Alison, a hospital physician, and has two adult children.